1015-009 Indian Creek Watershed Final Report

(2013) 1015-009 Indian Creek Watershed Final Report. Agriculture and Land Stewardship

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Abstract

The focus of this project is "Indian Creek", a tributary to Cedar Creek which eventually empties into the Lower Skunk River. Indian Creek suffers from deteriorated water quality resulting from high volumes of urban stormwater runoff resulting in streambank erosion, combined sewer overflows and chemical and floatable litter pollution from roadways. The "Creative Solution for Indian Creek Water Quality" project will work with a local commercial business to create a model urban project The project will reduce the volume of urban stormwater by 930,000 gallons annually entering Indian Creek as well as reduce the volume of discharge water by 500,000 gallons annually. The local business will develop a system to divert stormwater from l acre of their roof as well as coolant discharge water from their factory into an existing retention pond. In addition, the project will reduce demand on the municipal water supply by 500,000 gallons annually by harvesting water from the retention pond for cooling operations.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Wateshed Improvement Review Board, WIRB, water quality, watershed, City of Fairfield, Jefferson County, Indian Creek (subwatershed of the Lower Skunk)
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Water quality
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Watersheds
ID Code: 21262
Deposited By: Jerome Neppel
Deposited On: 22 Feb 2016 13:11
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2016 13:11
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/21262